This morning I had an epiphany (that was the word of the day, that I was supposed to slip in at some point!). I realized how privileged I am to have the opportunity to study God's Word in preparation for teaching His people.
It is a great privilege that I take with a great deal of responsibility. I have been asking God to guide my time of study. I have tried to pray with more faith and intensity asking God to hear from Him as to the needs of Ogletown. I want to please Christ with my preaching, but I also want Him to be pleased with my preparation.
God is so good to take less-than-adequate ministers (i.e. pastors, small group leaders, Bible study leaders, etc.), and still bless their attempts at communicating and explaining His Word.